1. Pathogens
    Infectious Bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that pose a threat to to humans and animals.
  2. Toxins
    • Poisonous substances.
    • eg, formaldehyde
  3. Anterior
    Towards front of the body.
  4. Aseptic
    • Free from pathogenic microoranisms¬†
    • eg, Aseptic surgical instruments.
  5. Caudal
    Towards the rear of the body.
  6. Dyspnea
    Difficulty breathing.
  7. Dysocia
    Difficult labor and delivery.
  8. Antibodies
    Special blood proteins that are produced in response to a specific antigens & counteracts their effects by neutralizing toxins & destroying foreign bacteria & other cellular debris.
  9. Atrium
    An upper heart chamber which receives blood from the veins & forces it into a ventricle.
  10. Barbiturates
    General anesthetics, such as pentobarbital or thiopental, given by inj. & producing unconscious.
  11. Bile
    A greenish fluid secreted from the liver that aids in the metabolism of fats.
  12. Tachypnea
    Increased rate of breathing.
  13. Scant
    Little or none.
  14. Bradypnea
    decreased rate of breathing.
  15. Atropy
    Partial or complete wasting away of the body part.
  16. Miosis
    Small pupil
  17. Chromorhinorrhea
    Rodent specific sign of red-colored discharge around the nose.
  18. ATAXIA
    Inability to control and/or coordinate movement.
  19. Diurnal
    Any pattern that recurs daily.
  20. Aorta
    The lg arterial trunk that carries blood from the heart to be distributed through the body by branch arteries.
  21. Axis
    2nd cervical vertebra of the spinal column-allows movement between the skull and the body.
  22. Capillaries
    A network of finely divided blood vessels that connect arteries to veins-which the exchange of respiratory gases and other substances take place.
  23. Chyme
    Also called ingesta, this is the mixture of food and various digestive secretions created within the stomach.
  24. Epididymis
    Part of the spermatic duct system and lies on the posterior aspect of each testicle connecting it to the vas deferens.
  25. Hypothermia
    Subnormal body temperature.
  26. Insulin
    A pancreatic hormone that stimulates a decrease in blood glucose levels, thus opposing the action of glucagon.
  27. Kidneys
    Maintain proper water and electrolyte balance, regulate acid-base concentration, and filter the blood of metabolic wastes, which are then excreted as urine.
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